Integrated Project Delivery for Public and Private Owners


In construction, there are degrees of collaboration. Owners, more than any other stakeholder, drive the degree of collaboration they receive on their projects. They influence this early in projects through their procurement and contracting process. In this manner, owners may establish the baseline for the level of integration that they may expect on each project.

Integration is often used interchangeably with 'collaboration' and both terms are broadly used. With the emergence of the term 'Integrated Project Delivery'., (widely known by its acronym of 'IPD') the use of the term 'Integrated' has been even more broadly applied. Most owners are determining on a project-by-project basis whether there is any benefit to trying to establish a higher level of integration
and what the trade-offs might be.

'Integrated Project Delivery for Public and Private Owner' offers a tiered approach to achieving collaboration based on three levels. The three levels represent the typical spectrum through which owners move. Whether it is legislative restrictions, policy limitations or cultural barriers, there are a number of reasons that affect where on this collaboration spectrum public owners—indeed all owners—fall. The Three Collaboration Levels are:
1. Collaboration Level One – Typical; collaboration not contractually required
2. Collaboration Level Two – Enhanced; some contractual collaboration
3. Collaboration Level Three – Required; collaboration required by a multi-party

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